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Wednesday January 13, 2021

How do symptoms of corona in children differ from symptoms of adults?

Corona symptoms can vary from person to person, and likewise, level of health risks and complications can also range from mild to severe, depending on immunity of person infected with virus. When it comes to Coronavirus in children, type of symptoms a child experiences can differ from those experienced by adults.
Coronavirus symptoms are common, experienced by children and adults alike
According to United Kingdom’s National Health Service (NHS), main symptoms of coronavirus in children are similar to those experienced by adults. Symptoms include a persistent cough and a loss or change in sense of smell and taste. Some people may experience cold symptoms such as a sore throat, congestion, or runny nose and chills.

The main symptoms in children
While some of main symptoms that children and adults experience may be similar, re are some symptoms that may differ for two groups, in terms of ir impact and persistence. According to a recent study in Britain, symptoms of fatigue, loss of appetite and headache were recorded in children with Corona.

According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, headaches have been declared an official symptom of coronavirus in children. The same report indicated that 55% of children also feel tired or exhausted. Corona disease in young children can also lead to crying and tantrums as well.

Multiple System Inflammation Syndrome (MISC)
In addition to all common and classic symptoms of Coronavirus, recent reports have suggested an increase in number of MSS cases in children with Coronavirus.

Children with MISC have acute inflammation of various organs of body, including heart, lungs, blood vessels, kidneys, digestive system, brain, skin, and eyes.

Symptoms of multisystem inflammatory syndrome
A child with emerging coronavirus who has developed multisystem inflammatory syndrome (MISC) may have symptoms different from more common signs of coronavirus. Here are some symptoms to watch out for, as reported by The Times of India:
A high temperature for a long period of time.
Abdominal pain
Diarrhea or nausea
A rash or change in skin color
Shortness of breath and difficulty breathing

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